Aloysius the Ram at
Chateau de Lalande
Written in rhyme, Aloysius the Ram at Chateau de Lalande is the story of a rambunctious and mischievous ram who creates chaos and mayhem as he races through Chateau de Lalande. From laundry to teapots, crowns and Picassos, nothing is safe when Aloysius crashes by.
The story behind the story... (Aloysius pronounced Allo-ishus)
Chateau de Lalande, is a 16th century chateau located in central France and owned and run by Stephanie Jarvis. It has featured in the TV series Escape to the Chateau DIY. Stephanie’s YouTube channel The Chateau Diaries showcases life at the Chateau, including her ram Aloysius.
Jo Rothwell was inspired to write this story during the first wave of Covid lockdown. A little obsessed with French chateau renovations led her to discover Stephanie’s vlogs and where Aloysius and his rampaging ways leapt onto the pages and now hopefully into the world of a child.
In collaboration with Chateau de Lalande, Rothwell Publishing has produced this latest book with profits going to Robert Connor Dawes Foundation and Peace of Mind Foundation. RCD Foundation contributes funds to Australia and International brain cancer research to enable researchers to further understand and more completely treat brain tumours. Brain cancer is the most fatal of all childhood cancers and kills more children in Australia than any other disease. Peace of Mind Foundation aims to support families in providing emotional and financial support and help navigate the complex healthcare systems.
Jo has her own understanding of the impact of cancer. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and it became incurable 5 years ago. She is doing well in treatment and is determined not to be defined by a disease. To counteract its nefarious nature she chooses to 'chase normal,' be grateful and stay present.
This book was all about giving and so it was an easy decision for Rothwell Publishing and Stephanie Jarvis to agree to donate towards a cancer that is so devastating to children and their families. To reduce costs, this book is only available via this website.
Postage and Delivery:
We understand that this book will be shipped off to various corners of the globe and that postage costs may deter some. Unfortunately the costs shown at shipping are simply the cost of International post from Australia. We are also very aware of the current Covid situation and how that is affecting delays to many countries. The average International postage delivery time is now 25+ business days.
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We hope you understand. Thank you
PROFITS DONATED TO BRAIN CANCER
RESEARCH IN CHILDREN
32 page hand illustrated watercoloured paperback